Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1971-05-29
--Both sources used for this SHN set are believed to be first generation cassettes from an unknown master. Source 1 provides most of the show in decent sound, though it is not among the better audience recordings of the era. Source 2 provides Me & My Uncle through Wharf Rat (missing from source 1) in noticeably more muffled quality.
--first performance of Promised Land
--Me & My Uncle is usually considered as missing from recordings of this date. Placed at the end of the show on source 2, this version does not match the 5-30-71 date and shares the ambience of the rest of the show. The confusion is probably sourced from this song not fitting on the first 45 minute tape side.
--Sound Forge was used for normalization, pitch corrections, and other minor edits
--Jim Powell for providing both sources
--Source 1 is from Steve Fukawa
--Source 2 is from Steve Bruzzi
--DAT>CD transfer of source 2 by Marc Pujol
Subject: Still mislabled and misdated, after all these years!
Subject: to download
the sbd of this show is now available thanks to C.Miller (2nd set)
On May 29th 1971, I had met John McIntyre a few weeks before. My tape deck got popped going in, and I was told to take it back to my car. I waited outside the winterland stage entrance until McIntyre came, and asked him if I could get my tape deck in, since I had purchased a valid ticket. He hesitated for a second, and then said NO, he just couldn't do it! Bill Graham had just ejected someone from the stage door who was carrying a briefcase-perhaps it was Owsley, I don't know.
While waiting for McIntyre, a VW bus pulled up, and someone got out and took two green plastic garbage cans into the stage door--the guard was obviously waiting for them, and opened the door as soon as he saw the garbage cans being unloaded from the VW van.
I put my tape deck back into my own VW bus and went back to the Winterland entrance. However, I still had two bottles of San Miguel beer in my jacket. I got both of them in.
While waiting at stage right and wondering how I was ever going to find the friends I had come with, I heard someone say "excuse us, move aside please". I turned around and saw one of the green plastic garbage cans on a dolly being pushed by two people. The can was full of liquid. I immediately grabbed the rim of the can and helped push. After getting to stage right front with the can, I was handed a stack of 16 ounce cups, and told to fill them up, pass them out, and told to" tell everyone it's electric, take a small sip and pass it on" .I obeyed. The cups kept coming back throughout the whole concert, and all 35 gallons of the punch were almost gone when I thought I should fill one of the San Miguel bottles I had with me with some of the remaining punch. Which I did. A single 16 ounce cup overfilled my 12 ounce San Miguel bottle.
All one needed was 2-3 ounces of the punch in order to take a voyage. This was discovered by trial and error on subsequent days. Since that date, my two friends and I have celebrated 5-29-71, and wondered if we could ever find a recording of that night. However, since I'm an old fart, and pretty cyber-challenged, I can't figure out how to download the audio of this night.
Anyone want to give me a clue?
P.S.--I'm on dial-up (as befits an old fart)
Subject: Good vibrations
Subject: Ancient History
Subject: VERY Wild Night
It was a great show, but the scene outside was definitely nuts.
I was amazed when I found this site and this show. I have looked for years to find anything I could about this show. I couldn't find too much other than a small article in the SF Chronicle of how the city was going shut down Winterland & Bill G.
I would like to meet the person(s) who recorded this and tell them thanks!
Subject: Wild night...
Subject: Last Ever Acid Test?
Subject: The last acid test
Enjoy boys and girls- i am yet to listen so please disregard my star rating...
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